In computer and video gaming, a clan, guild or faction is an organized group of players that regularly play together in particular (or various) multiplayer games. These games range from groups of a few friends to 4000-person organizations, with a broad range of structures, goals and members. The lifespan of a clan also varies considerably, from a few weeks to over a decade. Numerous clans exist for nearly every online game available today, notably in first-person shooters, massively multiplayer games, role-playing video games, and strategy games. There are also meta-groups that span a wide variety of games.
Some people might say[who?] that a "clan" or "guild" becomes like a family, and that all opinions and decisions represent each single member in the "clan" or "guild".Clans also tend to have a "try outs" initiation system established to weed out those who might not share common interest. A variety of methodical initiations are user-generated challenges ranging from jump courses, in-game achievement hunting.(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)